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Will a shift to longitudinal experiences improve medical education?

As a medical student who just completed this third year of training, I took special interest in Dr. Pauline Chen’s recent article about Harvard Medical School’s “Integrated Clerkship” – a program that eliminates traditional block-style clerkships and asks students to follow a panel of “up to 100 patients” longitudinally over the course of a year [...]
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Stop framing medical training around a particular hospital service

Industries / Medical : Kevin MD Medical Weblog (3 years ago)

“Teaching TLC,” the cover story of the Boston Globe Magazine earlier this year, is about the Cambridge Integrated Clerkship (CIC), the unique program where I spent my third year of medical school. In the piece, Dr. Ishani Ganguli ex... Read Post

Med schools promote training that lets students follow individual patients

Health : amednews.com (3 years ago)

Longitudinal integrated clerkships have been around for decades. A small but growing number of medical schools are turning to them to promote patient-centered care. Read Post

I will honor my patients by hearing them out

Industries / Medical : Kevin MD Medical Weblog (2 hours ago)

Since the first day of medical school, I was in breathless anticipation of my third year. I came to Harvard with a background in creative writing and the big draw of medicine for me lay in its compendium of human stories. In college... Read Post


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